I went on a date … And it was

Asmita Karanje
4 min readJul 27, 2019

Perfect! Well, this is the continuation to the piece I had written earlier: ‘Have you ever paused in life?’ So if you haven’t read it, it’s about taking a pause once in a month, taking a step back and thinking of what you are doing, if you are progressing towards your goals, if not — where you want to go, what you want to do and things you want to accomplish. In a nutshell, more than ‘ why’ which I believe we all agree upon, it talks about the ‘ how ‘ which I think is something which no one ever tells you and so I thought there has to be a method — I wanted to develop, to introspect effectively. Not just to introspect, but to take some time off your busy routine to spend time with yourself and your thoughts, whatever be it! Seriously, you can just have the most bizarre thoughts and it’s okay.

It’s your day, your thoughts and your actions!

Now I do as I preach or rather preach only what I really believe in. So I took a day out of my weekend, which normally constitutes cleaning, grocery shopping, cooking, Netflix and meeting friends. It bore me, this routine. I just don’t enjoy going in cycles day in and day out. I want to break free. Haha — seems like I am singing right now. Oh, yes! I am, Lyrics are the best source of inspiration. They sum up your thoughts and feelings in this lyrical composition that sticks so much better than any writer can ever connect with you. ‘I want to break free’. Anyway, so I stepped out and did what I always wanted to — write, read, listen, and just enjoy life my way. Here is what I did:

So Melbourne has this ‘Emerging writer’s festival’ every year around June wherein they have various events, conferences, workshops around story telling, writing professionally and publishing/editing — so I attended to one of these sessions and get some insights from some published writers. The topic was 5*5 rules of writing. Now I am no professional writer and don’t know if I want to take it up as a profession, however I want to hone some writing skills for my blogs and what better way than to learn it directly from some of finest published writers to kick-start my journey as a writer. I shall write a separate piece on all that I learnt from this session in another article. But in a nutshell that’s how I started my morning, with some inspiration!

“You don’t need to know everything in

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